In the context of the “Qatargate” scandal, the role of the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) raises both questions and eyebrows. The service organized at least three events with Fight Impunity – the NGO founded by the main suspect Pier Antonio Panzeri specifically to launder bribes. How the collaboration came about and whether the European Parliament paid for it remains unclear. The Parliament does not have to account for engagements of less than €15,000. When asked by Table.Media, the EPRS replied that it does not keep a list of its cooperation with NGOs.
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